Newport Biodiesel Sucks Up Fuel Source

Text and video by TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Since it pumped it first gallon of blend bio-fuel heating oil in January 2008, Newport Biodiesel has processed 1.6 million gallons of its unique eco-friendly fuel. Nine collection trucks vacuum used cooking oil from 1,500 restaurants and grocery stories between Hartford, Conn., and Billerica, Mass.